TSR Games the third is a company that swooped on the rights to use the name TSR Games after the previous owners let the required legal protections fall out of date.
Since then, they’ve had a rough ride as many in the gaming community reacted in horror to the gatekeeping principles of the company outlined by co-founder Ernie Gygax who linked in gender identity and their Twitter account which has been actively telling people whether they should, or should not, like D&D.
Luke Gygax, Gen Con and others in the Gygax family are now firmly on the record in saying they’ve nothing to do with this newcomer, even if Ernie Gygax is involved.
However, TSR Games has spent the weekend pushing forward with their plan and escalating the fight. The Facebook Group Old School TSR Games has reported the new TSR Games has threatened legal action.
George Doutrich reports that TSR Games gave them 48 hours “Or else” to remove a graphic from their page. Doutrich has been defiant, and the same post points out that Justin LaNasa, the other co-founder of the new TSR Games, has been removed from the Group.
The OSR community continues to push back against TSR Games
Meanwhile, TSR Games (2), perhaps the company formerly known as TSR Games and published the Gygax Magazine, has made it clear. They’re not involved and want nothing to do with the new TSR Games.
The illustrator and old school creator Jeff Dee went on record to say that while he had freelanced for them, he’s not involved. Having now seen how they act, he’s returned their money and will have nothing further to do with them.
Tim Kask, who worked at the original TSR until the 80s, recorded a long YouTube which makes his position against this new TSR Games clear.
As Kask notes;
… Just because you say you’re TSR doesn’t mean you are.”
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